Movies A-Z | Celebs | SiteMap | DVD | Advanced Search
   Movie Database News    In Theaters    Coming Soon    Future Movies    BoxOffice     Trailers     Scripts     Wallpapers     Directory  
  Home -

Don't Look in the Basement! (1973) - movie overview

Don't Look in the Basement! (1973)

User Rating
(3 votes)
Critic Rating
(2 reviews)
OverviewReviewsCommentsDVDsForumProduction InfoAdd to MyMovies 

Quotes (4)
Plot Description
Shooting Locations

DVD Release Date
 R1: Aug 31, 1999
 R2: 25 Jan 2000

MPAA Rating

Running Time
1 hour, 29 minutes

Country USA

Studio Hallmark Entertainment

More info on

Other Titles
• Don't Look in the Basement!
• The Forgotten (1973)

Sign up for our Newsletter!
Movie news in your email:

Your Name:

Your E-Mail Address:

Genre: Horror, Psychos, Prison, Suspense, Cult Classic, Disturbing, Doctor, Mental Illness, Mental Institution

Tagline: To avoid fainting, repeat: "It's only a movie..."

Plot: Nurse Charlotte Beale arrives at the isolated Stephens Sanitarium to work, only to come to the horrifying realization that the asylum is not as it seems, and that Dr. Masters and her patients may not be who they say they are!

The creatively-thinking director of an insane asylum allows several inmates to act out their psychotic delusions. When a new staffer arrives, the murder of the director leads to a full-scale takeover of the institution by its inmates.

More Plot Descriptions


   Discussion forum for this movie
Thread Replies Last Post
There are no discussion threads for this movie yet...

Start a new discussion about this movie.

 External Reviews
external linkThere's a few murders, a bunch of really boring dialogue and a big plot twist you can see coming a mile away. While the acting isn't bad and there's some moments of black humour; this slow starting psychological horror is just so damn boring! 1.5/4

external linkFans of "Last House" might like this gritty, sadistic film about what happens in an insane asylum when the shit really hits the fan.
-- (

external linkNot much going on here. Don't bother unless you're into flicks with mental patients that eventually turn to killing, but even so, you won't see much of that here. 4/10
--FrighT MasteR (UHM)

 Directed by
S.F. Brownrigg
Scum of the Earth, Don't Open the Door!, Keep My Grave Open
 Written by
Tim Pope
The Crow: City of Angels, The Cure in Orange
Bill McGhee
Curse of the Swamp Creature, 1918
Jessie Lee Fulton
The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, The Sugarland Express
Michael Harvey
Encounter with the Unknown
Hugh Feagin
In the Year 2889, Scum of the Earth, Don't Open the Door!
 Music By
Robert Farrar
Scum of the Earth, Don't Open the Door!, Play Dead

external linkI think that people will either love it or hate it...the people who love it will enjoy it's brand of grindhouse suspense....the people who hate it will probably think that it's unbelievable or too dated, or write it off as just a no-budget piece of shit.Either way, if you surrender to it's faults, "Don't Look in the Basement" is one hell of a good time. 4/5
--The ScareMaker (SlasherPool)

 Recommended Movies
Movie Title Agree Disagree
Nightmare (1981)
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Unhinged (1982)
Blood Rage (1983)
Faces of Death (1978)
Manhunt (2000)
Cherry Falls (2000)
Madman (1982)

Help us improve these results!
Mark the movies you think are similar by putting a checkmark under 'Agree' and hit Submit. Leave blank those you are not sure about. is not the official site for this film.
All editorial views and opinions expressed here are for entertainment purposes only. <>

DVD | Home | BoxOffice | All Celebs | All Movies | Release Schedule | In Production | In Theaters
Coming Soon | Future Movies | Trailers | Scripts | Wallpapers | Directory | Advanced Search | Knihy
Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.